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. then president obama awards this year's recipients of the national medals for science, technology and innovation. and after that we're live as policymakers, health care industry leaders and representatives of government gather for a national health policy conference. >> congress returns today to capitol hill. the house comes in at 2 p.m. eastern to take up a small number of bills under suspension of the rules with votes at 6:30. also this week a debate and vote on a measure to require the president to submit a balanced budget to congress. over in the senate, members also come back at 2 eastern for general speeches. then at about 5:30, a vote on the bill to reauthorize the violence against women act, a domestic violence law that expired in 2011. a final vote on that could happen later this week. members of both parties are attending retreat this week. as a result, the senate will be out on tuesday and wednesday, and the house no legislative business on thursday or friday. live coverage of the house on c-span and the senate here on c-span2. >> host: and you're watching "the communicators" on c-spa
communicators" talks with white house cybersecurity coordinator michael daniel about president obama's executive order issued earlier this month and the increasing number of cyber attacks on the u.s. from china. then a discussion about nuclear weapons in the middle east and america's declining influence in the region. after that we're live with the closing session of the nation's governors' annual winter meeting as they discuss personal responsibility in relation to government policies with their guest, tv's dr. oz. and later the senate returns at 2 eastern following its weeklong presidents' day recess when senator kelly ayotte delivers the annual reading of george washington's farewell address. >> at age 25, she was one of the wealthiest widows in the colonies, and during the revolution while many her mid '40s, she was of considered an enemy by the british who threatened to take her host aage. later she would become our nation's first first lady at age 57. meet martha washington tonight in the first program of c-span's new weekly series, "first ladies: influence and image." we'll visit some of
to be more obama than ronnie. -- romney. is a swing vote. >> when it comes to your service in congress, did you push tech at all? >> absolutely. wasad the y2k bill when it coming. people were afraid to touch it. there was a limited liability in place. one of the cosponsors for a bill we had to protect these companies from lawsuits that were hitting innovative companies and getting into property issues, intellectual property issues. both the services acquisition reform act. the last security -- cybersecurity law. i was a pretty prolific legislator in those areas. >> speaking of the procurement process, does it work when it comes to technology? >> i will give you an example. about a year ago, i did not have to worry about advertising. i did not have to worry about small business set-aside. i did not have to worry about this protest. i could work it pretty quickly. i didn't not have to worry about the buy america act. they tried to basically look at other government policy instead of looking at getting the cheapest goods for the cheapest prices for the taxpayer. as a result, it is a very ineff
i think they are conflicted like everybody else. the tech workers tend to be a little bit more obama than romney but it's a swing vote once you get away from the circle of issues. >> host: when it comes to your service in congress, did you push tech issues at all? >> guest: absolutely i push them. i did a lot of legislation that area. people were afraid to touch it because it was the tort liability and were afraid to make corrections because of something went wrong and they improve the product we could have liability. there was limited liability in place there and i was one of the co-sponsors for a bill we had on shareholder derivatives if we protected these companies from those lawsuits and innovative companies, we could get into some of the property issues, intellectual property issues and government procurement issues. government is not a very efficient procurement technology. i wrote the last cybersecurity law that goes to congress called fisma federal information security act and i was a chief author that so i was a prolific legislator in those areas. rochkind across party lines
>> host: beginning with his state of the union address earlier this month president obama handling the framework for enhanced cybersecurity protection. here's the president from earlier this month. >> we know foreign countries and companies swipe at our corporate secrets. now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. we cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy. that is why earlier today i signed a new executive order that will strengthen our cyber defenses by increasing information sharing and developing standards that protect our national security, our jobs and our privacy. >> host: michael daniel is the president of cybersecurity coordinator. mr. daniel, did the president's executive order of february 12, 2013 he talks about vital infrastructure. how is the white house defining vital? >> guest: title infrastructure is really defined as that infrastructure that is something really bad happened to it lots of really
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